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Is there a waitlist?

Falk Laboratory School does not operate on a waitlist system based on the time of a family’s application. If families complete our admissions process and are not offered a space for their child at that time, they may be placed in our wait pool. As spaces become available due to the attrition of current families, we reach out to families in the wait pool to fill those open spaces.

Candidates do not need to re-apply each year, and at the family’s request, we are happy to transfer an application to the following year for consideration. We will simply ask for updated documents when necessary.

How do I sign up for a tour?

Once you have submitted an inquiry, your family will be assigned an admissions checklist through our MyFalk system. The checklist will be your guide through our admissions process. A parent/guardian tour can be scheduled through the “tour” step on the admissions checklist. 

In-person tours are available from October through April each school year. Virtual tours are available by appointment throughout the year.

What is the age requirement for kindergarten enrollment?

Children must turn 5 years old by September 1st of their kindergarten year. 

In order to be considered for the first round of kindergarten acceptances, we ask that applications be submitted by the first Friday in December of the year prior to the child’s entry.

When should I submit an application?

To be considered for the first round of kindergarten acceptances, we recommend that families apply by the first Friday in December of the year prior to entry. For consideration in the first round of grade 1–8 acceptances, we recommend that families apply by the end of January. 

We begin acceptances for these grades in early March of each year.

When will decisions be communicated?

For kindergarten, we share first-round decisions in early February. In grades 1–8, we begin making offers in early March as we learn of available spaces. For all grades, we will make offers to candidates in our wait pools through the spring and summer as spaces become available. Additionally, we will fill spaces mid-year or at other times throughout the year, when spaces are available.

Where do Falk graduates attend high school?

Falk Laboratory School graduates attend a number of public and private high schools throughout the Greater Pittsburgh region, including:

Winchester Thurston
Ellis School
Quaker Valley High School
Allderdice High School
Fox Chapel Area High School
Central Catholic High School
Shady Side Academy
Obama High School
The University School
Westinghouse Arts Academy Charter School
Is there a tuition discount for University of Pittsburgh employees?

Tuition remission covering one-quarter tuition for Falk Laboratory School is available to children of regular full-time faculty, librarians, and staff of the University of Pittsburgh who have been on the payroll for 12 consecutive months. Learn more here.